Episode 394 - Brian Boru

Release Date: Apr. 11, 2022

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Running Time:  109 min

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Brian Boru united Ireland and ended centuries of  Viking dominance.  Celebrated in story and song for a thousand years, Brian's legend is yours to explore in this trick-taking board game.

Round by round and town by town, you will play cards to secure the crown through might, cunning, and matrimony. Marriage is the right metaphor for this game. Brian Boru pairs a time-tested game element with modern design to offer many suprising and fun strategies. Can you grab history by the reins and take on the mantle of High King?

 Listen in for a deep dive into the game and learn why it has earned our Spiel of Approval!


Brian Boru    Osprey Games  |  BGG

Designer: Peer Sylvester

Publisher: Osprey Games

3-5 player  60-90 min.  ages 12+   MSRP $60

Time to teach/learn:  10-12 minutes



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Music credits include:

Brian Boru's March   by The Chieftans  |  the song

Brian Boru's March   by Victor Santal  |  the song

Brian Boru's March   by Annie Hurdy Gurdy the song

Brian Boru's March   by The Mahones  |  the song